Whenever I go down to the BBC studios in Tunbridge Wells I always park in their staff spaces in the car park behind Hoopers. Until today. The car park is owned by Tunbridge Wells Council. Apparently they have just repainted all the lines in the car park to make the spaces bigger. As a result, there are fewer of them. This means there aren't now enough for BBC staff members, let alone visitors.
And what do you think was the reason the council gave for the repainting of the spaces? Because they had to comply with an EU Directive which lays out how big the spaces must be. I ask you.
What on earth has the size of car parking spaces in Tunbridge Wells got to do with the EU?
Yet another example of a) legislation passed for legislation's sake, but it keeps EU bureaucrats in a job and b) gold plating by British authorities who no doubt interpret the Directive to the letter.
Can you really imagine an Italian local authority obeying it? No, me neither.